If not for Wike, Fubara would’ve been Level 14 Civil Servant— Ex-Rivers commissioner

Alabo George-Kelly, a former Commissioner of Works in Rivers State, has lashed out at Governor Sim Fubara over his rift with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike.

George-Kelly said Fubara would have been a level 14 civil servant in the Rivers State Ministry of Finance if not for Wike’s help.

Speaking with Channels Television, the former commissioner, who is loyal to Wike, said the FCT minister elevated Fubara to DFA, Permanent Secretary, Accountant-General and governor.

According to George-Kelly: “We must not forget about those that helped us to climb.

“Fubara would have been a level 14 civil servant in the Ministry of Finance. It is Wike that made him a DFA, Permanent Secretary, Accountant-General, and then a governor today.

“Some of us should be bold enough to speak the truth to power.”

Since October 30, 2023, Rivers State has been embroiled in a political crisis. The crisis became public knowledge following an explosion that shook the hallowed chamber of the State Assembly complex on the night of October 29, 2023.

Following the fire incident, the state lawmakers initiated an impeachment process against Fubara and suspended four lawmakers.

This incident has left the state Assembly deeply divided, with 27 lawmakers aligning with Wike while three remained loyal to Governor Fubara (after the resignation of one, Edison Ehie, who now serves as the Chief-of-Staff to him.

In an attempt to quell the crisis, President Bola Tinubu had in December 2023, intervened in the crisis, leading to the formulation of an eight-point resolution signed by Fubara and Wike.

However, this peace pact had failed to quell the unrest in the state.

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